20 Most Recent Kicker CX Series 1200W Class D Mono Amplifier with Variable Low-Pass Crossover Questions & Answers


I have a kicker cx1200.1 amp and today i got into my truck the amp worked for maybe a minute and the red light came on. I checked the inline fuse and it is not blown. The ground connection is fine. It

improper speaker wiring or configuration. study ohms law. also, ensure that there is adequite clearance around the amp for cooling.
10/15/2022 6:00:50 PM • Kicker CX Series... • Answered on Oct 15, 2022

Why does the kicker CX1200.1 have no fuses and how then do you determine what fuse to use for the battery connection?

that amp has Fail-Safe Integration Technology. i would recommend a 100amp large plastics case glass fuse. install closes to the battery red terminal
6/13/2019 3:19:10 AM • Kicker CX Series... • Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Why does my amp have 2 channels with higher power than the other two?

2 ohms versus 4 ohms? https://crunchcaraudio.com/shop/mobile/mobile-amplifiers/gp-2000-4-ground-pounder-2000-watt-amplifier/ Amp Power @ 2 Ohms (ch x watts) 4 x 500 Amp Power @ 4 Ohms (ch x watts) 4 x 250
4/30/2024 3:42:15 PM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Apr 30, 2024

Kicker impulse 1252xi amp

Chek the power supply section. It seems power is available up to LED portion and further it is open circuit. Possible there is a power regulator after LED Portion that is not working.
1/18/2024 2:41:01 PM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Jan 18, 2024

I have an Impulse 1252xi kicker and 2 12" kicker compvt 2 ohm shallow mount subs in custom ported box. How would I hook the subs up to keep the ohms correct and get the best bass I can get.

To properly wire your 2-ohm Kicker CompVT subs in a way that maintains a 2-ohm load for your Impulse 1252xi amplifier, you can use the following wiring configurations: Assuming each Kicker CompVT subwoofer has a 2-ohm impedance:

Wiring Configuration 1: Series-Parallel Wiring for 2-Ohm Load

  1. Connect the positive terminal of the first subwoofer to the positive terminal of the second subwoofer.
  2. Connect the negative terminal of the first subwoofer to the negative terminal of the second subwoofer.
  3. Connect the positive terminal of one of the subs to the positive terminal on the amplifier.
  4. Connect the negative terminal of the other sub to the negative terminal on the amplifier.
This configuration results in a 2-ohm load. It combines the two 2-ohm subs in series (4 ohms) and then connects them in parallel, resulting in a final 2-ohm load.

Wiring Configuration 2: Parallel Wiring for 1-Ohm Load

  1. Connect the positive terminal of each subwoofer to the positive terminal on the amplifier.
  2. Connect the negative terminal of each subwoofer to the negative terminal on the amplifier.
This configuration results in a 1-ohm load. It directly connects each 2-ohm subwoofer in parallel.

Choosing the Best Configuration:

The Impulse 1252xi amplifier is likely designed to handle a 2-ohm load without any issues. However, it's essential to check the amplifier's specifications to ensure compatibility with a 2-ohm load. Choosing between the two configurations depends on the capability of your amplifier. If your amplifier is stable at 1-ohm, you might opt for the second configuration to maximize power. If it's not stable at 1-ohm, go with the first configuration to maintain a 2-ohm load. Always refer to the amplifier's manual or specifications to confirm its minimum stable impedance and adjust your wiring accordingly. Incorrect impedance matching can result in damage to your amplifier or subwoofers. If you're unsure, consult with a professional car audio installer for personalized advice.
11/21/2023 6:01:46 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Nov 21, 2023

I have a kicker ZX 400.1 amp the red and green light will not come on they came on one time and that was it and that was a red light after that nothing else comes on help please

the green light tells you that you are powered on. The red light tells you that there is a fault/short. has the fuse on the amp blown?
4/2/2023 5:49:25 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Apr 02, 2023

Y is a red light blinking on my kicker zx750.1

possible reasons: 1) shorted speaker connections 2) open circuit connection 3) overload protector of amp has switched on due to overheating.
4/2/2023 5:28:06 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Apr 02, 2023

Kicker IQ 1000.5 amplifier in protect mode due to overvoltage any help

When an amplifier like the Kicker IQ 1000.5 goes into protect mode due to overvoltage, it is a safety feature to prevent damage to the amplifier or connected speakers. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:
  1. Check the power source: Make sure the amplifier is getting the correct voltage from the power source. The Kicker IQ 1000.5 amplifier requires a 12-volt power supply with a recommended amperage of 80A.
  2. Check the wiring: Check the wiring between the amplifier and the power source, as well as the wiring to the speakers. Make sure there are no loose connections or damaged wires.
  3. Check the amplifier settings: Make sure the amplifier settings are correctly configured, including gain, crossover, and subsonic filter. Ensure that the amplifier is not being overdriven by the source unit.
  4. Let the amplifier cool down: Turn off the amplifier and allow it to cool down if it has been running for an extended period.
If none of these steps resolve the issue, it is best to consult a professional installer or contact Kicker technical support for further assistance.
2/22/2023 3:51:32 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Feb 22, 2023

Best and correct way to wire speakers to amp

Power up the ampwith no speaker connected. If it goes into protect mode, the amp has been damaged. If it is OK, check your user manual for wiring instructions, loading etc. Do not allow the speaker wires to touch the car chassis/metalwork!
2/6/2023 12:33:55 PM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Feb 06, 2023

Kicker Solo-Baric S12C. Re-cone kit available for it please?

Question edited for clarity and toss in a few Capitals. The first link looks like the place to go. https://www.google.com/search?q=Re-cone+kit+for+kicker+solo-baric+s12c ..
1/13/2023 11:04:54 PM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Jan 13, 2023

What are the best sound settings

There's not a "best" setting to use - the settings you use are based on your installation, system configuration, and listening preferences. That being said, with cheaper amplifiers like this, there are some basics that I can give you. Crossover Your crossover prevents frequencies your subs can't effectively reproduce from being passed through to the drivers. There's two basic ways to implement a crossover in a car audio system. You MUST use one of them.
  1. Most headunits have a built-in digital (active) crossover that can be set inside the radio's settings. This type is preferable due to the better waveform characteristics that ultimately get sent to the drivers after being amplified. If you don't have or don't want to use this method than use option 2.
  2. There will be a passive crossover dial/knob (or on very cheap amps it may simply be a switch) on your amp that can be used to set the crossover frequency.
What frequency you use is somewhat subjective, but a safe bet for subs is to keep it under 100hz. The larger the speaker, the lower the frequency. (100Hz should work well for your 10's) Gain
  • Set your gain no higher than 80%
  • To find the safe threshold, play music with some heavier bass and increase your radio volume until you begin to hear distortion in your mid/high range. Back the volume down until the distortion resolves.
  • On your sub's amplifier, with everything hooked up, gradually increase the gain until you start to hear distortion/clipping from the subs. Back the gain down until it resolves
  • Do NOT use "bass boost" or "loudness" settings that many cheap amps come equipped with. These artificially bump-up the output of your system and almost always produce "dirty", distorted, and damaging waveforms that will drastically reduce the quality of sound and the life-span of your speakers. If you find yourself needing to use them to get the effect/volume you want, you either have your settings incorrect, or (more likely) need to simply invest in higher-power/quality hardware.
1/13/2023 10:35:56 PM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Jan 13, 2023

I just got a HS10 sub from Kicker and the red protection light is always on and I can't get it to work is there any advice y'all can give me to see if I can get this thing to work thank you ?

It sounds like you are having an issue with your Kicker HS10 subwoofer. The red protection light being constantly on could indicate that there is a problem with the subwoofer that is causing it to enter protection mode. Here are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue:
  1. Check all of the connections to ensure that they are secure and properly connected. Make sure that the power and ground wires are properly connected to the battery and chassis, and that the RCA cables are securely connected to the amplifier and the subwoofer.
  2. Check the amplifier settings to make sure that they are correct for the subwoofer. The amplifier should be set to "low pass" and the crossover frequency should be set to a frequency that is higher than the subwoofer's rated frequency range.
  3. Check the subwoofer itself for any visible damage or loose wires. If the subwoofer has been damaged or if there are loose wires, it may not be functioning properly.
  4. Make sure that the subwoofer is not being overdriven. If the amplifier is producing too much power for the subwoofer to handle, it can cause the subwoofer to enter protection mode.
I hope these suggestions help you get your Kicker HS10 subwoofer working properly. If you are still having issues after trying these steps, it may be necessary to contact Kicker for further assistance.
1/7/2023 1:08:19 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Jan 07, 2023

DHD NTX-3107 Wont turn on anymore.

Hi, Please check that you've swapped out any associated batteries of your amplifier. And also, please double check that you're using compatible fuses as some manufacturers build their machine to only work with their own products like fuses. If all of these things fail, you might need to reach out to the manufacturer of the product if you don't have access to the manual for troubleshooting. Thank you.
10/21/2022 12:49:35 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Oct 21, 2022

Kicker CXA 400.1 ...accidentally hooked up + and - backwards now just keeps blowing inline fuse immediately. How can i fix this? Inside amp nothing looks damaged

Send it back to maker for repair.

CX400.1 Mono Amplifier - KICKER

https://www.kicker.com > CXA4001-400-Watt-Mono-C... Using efficient Class-D power, the CXA400.1 features a variable bass boost with KickEQ™, giving you as much as a 6dB of extra bump with a simple turn of the ..
10/9/2022 7:12:08 PM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Oct 09, 2022

I have a taramp 5k and keep burning subs so I am getting new subs from kicker and have a choice of 2k or 3k amps but don’t know which too choose 2k will under power but I feel 3k is just right just do t want to burn no more subs need advice 2 15” l7s subs

Kicker advises not to overdrive the system because it can burn stuff up. Having that much power does not mean you listen to it that loud. It means there is something called headroom in amp range that allows it to supply the needed power for bass response when it has to. There is also the issue of impedence of the speakers and how it affects wattage. Lower impedence impedence results in higher wattage at the cost of heat. There is nothing listed I see that can take all that amp has to offer. Also be sure that the cross over is working to seperate the signals to the speaker.
7/12/2022 1:51:37 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Jul 12, 2022

Can Car speakers hook up to house stereo?

Yes but you will need to put them in a wooden box
6/11/2022 7:54:52 AM • Kicker Car Audio... • Answered on Jun 11, 2022
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